Climate change is here, and its impacts on our planet are becoming more serious at an ever increasing pace.As a financial mechanism of the UNFCCC, the GEF has a unique mandate to deliver on-the-ground benefits to countries needing to adapt to climate change.
Technology transfer plays an increasingly critical role in an effective global response to the climate change challenge.
World events, such as the Olympics, provide a unique opportunity to demonstrate projects focusing on adapting to climate change by transfering environmentally sound technologies to developing countries.
The world is at critical crossroads for the future of energy. Climate change, increasing dependence on oil and other fossil fuels, growing imports, and rising energy costs are making the developing world more vulnerable than ever before. These challenges call for a comprehensive and ambitious response.
Investing in sustainable transport reduces carbon dioxide emissions and helps mitigate the potential impacts of climate change. But making these investments also pays off at the local level: we work with stakeholders to expand clean public transportation choices that also have the added benefits of lowering air pollution and reducing traffic congestion. This publication details our efforts in the field toward realizing sustainable urban transport all over the world.
The GEF, over its 17-year history, has extensive experience in the transfer of climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies. A total of around $2.5 billion has been allocated to support climate change projects in over 100 countries. Transfer of environmentally sound technologies is playing a crucial role in the global response to climate change. Lessons learned at the GEF will help improve the efficiency and efficacy of future efforts to transfer ESTs to developing countries